Category: Pete Candland

Andersons Selling Out the County to the Koch Brothers

Face it, we knew it was only a matter of time. When we learned a number of weeks ago that the far-right political advocacy group, Americans for Prosperity (AFP), had opened an office in Prince William County, we were pretty confident we could guess which local elected officials would quickly sell out the county to

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Sheriff of Nottingham Exposed: Mac Haddow

The Prince William Muckraker has obtained documentary evidence exposing the involvement of Upstream Consulting principal, Mac Haddow, in the well-known forgery, fabrication and character assassination blog, the Sheriff of Nottingham. Since 2012, Haddow, as well as Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland, have repeatedly, publicly and vehemently denied any involvement with the defamation blog. Haddow has gone

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FBI Continues Candland-QBE Investigation

The Prince William Muckraker has learned that last week FBI officials spoke with Prince William County Schools as part of the FBI’s continuing investigation into the role of Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland in county real estate transactions involving Candland’s former employer, the government contractor, Quality Business Engineering (QBE).

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FBI Investigation – Candland and QBE Part Ways

On August 8, the Muckraker reported that the FBI was investigating transactions between Prince William County and Quality Business Engineering (QBE), where Gainesville Supervisor Pete Candland was employed as Executive Vice President. Now we have learned that Supervisor Candland and QBE have parted ways.

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Social Media, Fake News, and Post-Truth Age

On October 24 we ran a post regarding the rise of alt-right, anti-Semitic tweets that originated with self-identified Trump supporters and targeted Jewish journalists. An Anti-Defamation League (ADL) report noted that there is evidence that Trump contributed to the environment in which reporters were targeted, citing Trump’s references to them as “absolute scum,” and his

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The Alt-Right and “Jew S. A.”

The Trump campaign fired Corey Stewart the day the Muckraker was posting a story about the political rationale behind Stewart’s alignment with Trump. Our eventual post promptly elicited comments from people who speculated that Stewart might have been grateful for his dismissal in part because he might have been troubled by the rise of alt-right,

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Lügenpresse

Shortly after Corey Stewart was fired from the Trump campaign, the Muckraker wrote about the Trump campaign being infiltrated at the highest levels by the anti-Semitic, white nationalists of the Alt-Right movement, led by campaign CEO Stephen Bannon. Since that time we’ve noted several anti-Semitic dog-whistles that are symptoms in the Trump campaign of that

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